5 Scholarships for Latino Students

There are resources for everyone – here are some suggestions for scholarships available to Latin students who want to study in the US!

Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship Application

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020


  • Be an Illinois resident attending a high school, college, university or vocational training program located within the State of Illinois.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the Spring 2020/Fall 2020 semester at an accredited college, university or vocational training program located in the State of Illinois.
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA minimum of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Should demonstrate leadership through community involvement either on and/or off campus.
  • The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship recipients must commit 20 hours of volunteer time to The Anhelo Project events during the following academic year.
  • Holders of F-1 student visas and international students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply due to ineligibility for federal financial assistance.
  • High School Seniors graduating in June of 2020 are eligible to apply with proof of college, university or vocational training program for enrollment in Fall 2020

McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship

Deadline: February 5, 2020


  • Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be less than 21 years of age.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: February 15, 2020


  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state-based financial aid application (if applicable)

META Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 School Year will open in late February 2020.


  • Must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline.
  • Students enrolled in community or junior colleges are also eligible to apply provided they intend to enroll in a four-year accredited institution in Fall 2019 and plan to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have a 3.00 GPA and be in good academic standing.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of Hispanic origin
  • Must be graduating (or have graduated) from a high school in Southern California

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Available scholarships will be announced in the spring and open for application in April 2020.


  • Graduating high school seniors beginning a STEM undergraduate career at a community college or 4-year university.
  • Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in STEM at any stage of their undergraduate career. Students must be enrolled full-time at a community college or 4-year university.
  • Students or professionals pursuing technical certificates or graduate-level professional education that increase their professional competencies with select institutions.
  • Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral STEM degree program at an accredited university.